Yesterday I posted a picture I took of a boy in Cortona in 1999. Within twenty minutes, @giancarlotherudewoodworker commented, “that’s me!” He found my photo via the #Cortona hashtag - a simple little metadata tag brought us back together!
My 13 months in Cortona were transformative, and that time has stayed with me since. Not a week goes by that I don’t think about that moment in time. It’s amazing how that little village on a hill in #Tuscany can still bring magic into my life.
After talking with Giancarlo, I remembered that I had a photo of the handcarved wooden sign with the horse on it that marked the entrance to the Rossi family's woodworking shop. I took this photo while looking down the Via Roma, and the shop is on the right, in the foreground.
I used to spend a lot of time wandering around Cortona at night and taking pictures - it was a very safe place and as a woman, I didn’t have to worry about being alone outside at night. Up the hill, on the Via delle Santucce, there were blue glow worms on the ancient stone walls. I tried many nights to photograph them, but I could never get the exposure right. I haven’t done #NightPhotography since I lived in Cortona. I miss that.
L'antica comunità di Giovi.. all'inizio del secolo contava 376 anime..ora??? Il castello era una fortificazione costruita su una rupe alla confluenza tra fiume Arno e il torrente Chiassa.
The Ancient community of Giovi.. At the beginning of the century counted 376 souls.. Now??? The Castle was a fortification built on a cliff at the confluence of the River Arno and the Chiassa torrent.
Many of you ask: in the end, what is TerraPura? This project is our personal way to promote green learning experiences in the places we call home. Our first dimension is called Tours: we designed 5 itineraries to discover Arezzo and its territory in a slow paced, experiential way. Because we believe that sustainable tourism can be a great way to broaden our horizons and learning new things. Forget about agencies and mass attractions, follow the locals off the beaten tracks! Curious to know more? Follow us, the journey has just begun.. #arezzo#slowturism#terrapura#tours#experiences#airbnbexperience#conceptstore#tuscany#onedayintuscany
Florence seen from above is a singular experience. Not just a perfect photo opportunity, but a moment of wonder. You are looking at the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientist and an enthralling history of discovery and power that has filled novels and movie theaters.
Finally spring has made its way over Europe. Seems like a good time to head back to #Tuscany and see the beautiful landscapes come to life in beautiful greens and yellows 🌸🌼🌻 ................ What are you planning to visit this spring? #italy#valdorcia 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹